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Read the review here:

http://www.doom-metal.com/reviews.php?album=3221.

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I cannot argue that the album is beautiful and pleasing to the ear, but it's so so happy=))


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I have mixed feelings about this... I don't see very much evolution, but then I guess he is happy doing what he is doing... but I find it boring after a while...

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ditto. I only like the debut, for the freshness.

Still waiting for the next big death doom project to come up. After Abstract Spirit, there's been nothing completely jawdropping, and that is quite a bunch of years now.

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baphomet wrote:
ditto. I only like the debut, for the freshness.

Still waiting for the next big death doom project to come up. After Abstract Spirit, there's been nothing completely jawdropping, and that is quite a bunch of years now.



Good luck with waiting! :D

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I only listen to the demo. The debut is great, but the demo surpasses it in slowness and gloominess, so I've been content with that one only=)))

I'd argue that there have been some new jawdropping death/doom projects - on the top of my head - Ennui and Suffer Yourself are relatively new bands that are giving a pretty fresh take on the genre. (personally my jaw stays where it is while listening to both Ixion and Abstract Spirit=)))


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Suffer Yourself, yes, I concur... Ennui, no.
And by debut, I meant "through the space we die", the only one that I have in fact. It's the "super-hard-to-get-into demo I suppose? :D

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Exactly, we are on the same page here, hehe=)))


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The problem is that it's "fluffy doom" and after a while it gets boring because there is no evolution and the formula is repeated ad nauseam...

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The Jarre and Schulze references made me curious, Ixion being a project I'm not too familiar with. Listened to the track on Bandcamp. All a bit shoegaze really. Like Alcest on anti-depressants. Far too hopeful :D Also, any mention of 'Eternity' and I'm out the door. :;):

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I adored the last 2 and look forward to checking this out this week.

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I've now listened to it. The darkwave elements previously used as an underlying measure are a bit more prevalent now. I like it. It's definitely a bit more... 'happy' or uplifting sounding than before, but it's still good. 'To the Void' remains my favorite, but I still am glad to have this in my collection. The clean vocals definitely showcase more confidence now than on the previous records, which is a good thing.

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